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Review of Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection
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Ranked #5 of 407 things to do in Lisbon
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Gulbenkian complex features a museum that houses a magnificent private collection of Persian art, Egyptian sculptures, and paintings by the Old Masters. Calouste Gulbenkian's collection of paintings includes works by Bouts, Van de Weyden, Lochner, Cima de Conegliano, Carpaccio, Rubens, Van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Guardi, Gainsborough, Romney, Lawrence, Fragonard, Corot, Renoir, Nattier, Boucher, Manet, Degas and Monet. A favourite sculpture of his was the marble original of Houdon's famous Diana, which had belonged to Catherine of Russia and which Gulbenkian purchased from the Hermitage Museum in 1930.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Halifax UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Lalique; a glass act”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is an outstanding museum and art gallery, a fabulous collection sympathetically displayed. Stroll through the gardens first to wind down from the noise and pace of the city. The visit will be worth it for the Lalique collection alone - craftsmanship and style beyond ordinary imagination. It is free on Sundays too.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A bit of this, a bit of that....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Note that the cute duck working the pond in front takes a lunch break at your table at the snack bar outdoor area! Bring some "quackers"! Dont miss the LALIQUE on the way out. Check out the modern art building next door and the great garden.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Wonderful museum in a great park setting. The collection is absolutely outstanding with only top quality paintings and decorative arts.

Visited August 2013
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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Worth a visit, get the audio”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

This museum has a little of everything. Paintings of portraits and landscapes, sculptures, furniture, jewels, pottery, carpets, tiles, hair clips and pins are arranged beautifully in several different rooms that are laid out so you can walk from one to the next.

I did the audio tour and thought it was worthwhile. For 4 Euros you hear a little info about chosen pieces (about 20% or less have audio information).

The cafeteria is not pricey with a good lunch.

The gardens are also worth a walk through.

I did this in 1/2 a day but you could easily make a day out of it.

The surrounding area is a nice part of the city to walk around and shop also!

Visited September 2013
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Riberac
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“A must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great building housing a fantastic collection with the Lalique being the prime attraction.the paintings are a history of art in themselves.
The coffee shop is reasonable and worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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